Tag: Thailand

Ladyboys – How to Spot from 50 Yards (45.7m)

There are hundreds of online articles purporting to give definitive advice on how to spot a ladyboy (Kathoey) in Thailand. Most of these are copy and paste jobs that quote the same tired old advice that is more closely related to the difference between men and women than anything else. They forget that a lot…




Sex and Money (Not a lot of Love)

As far as I can ascertain, the Thai sex industry is divided into four main categories: the ubiquitous street worker, the Go-go or Girly bar girls / ladyboys, ‘massage’ parlour girls, and what i shall refer to as the ‘freelancer’ – by far the most dangerous if all you’re after as a young man on a…




Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach, after the main port Nathon, is by far the largest and most populated area in Koh Samui. For some reason my brother and I have gravitated toward quite touristy areas on this trip. I guess when you’re travelling with a male close in age it changes the dynamic a little bit, especially as…




Ode to a Mosquito

O lady of the night O lady mosquito What cruel trick of nature Would divine to make it so That war must rage In perpetuality Where you should seek To give me strife And I should seek To take your life What calamity! What strangest fate! That my blood must be drawn For you to…




Full Moon Party?

It’s been several days since the full moon party. I was feeling a tad peaky this past while, not to mention incredibly lazy: a relatively recent development in my hangovers. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: those party buckets are poison, nothing short of it. Now I’m in the mood to muse,…




Night Snorkelling Trip, Railay

We had a lot of fun on the night snorkelling trip, even though it rained most of the time and the sunset didn’t happen. Well, it did of course, but since it wasn’t visible through the clouds, for all intents and purposes it didn’t. The rain didn’t dampen spirits, however, and everyone in the group…




Railay, Thailand

A couple of days was enough in Patong, in fact we decided we had had enough of Phuket. Time for some rest and relaxation. Where better than Railay beach? A four hour journey, including a forty minute long-tail boat journey over to this kind of two beached, peninsula kind of thingy, with a rock outcrop…




Patong – Odd Behaviour in a Toilet

Patong beach is the most touristy beach on the most touristy island in Thailand. It’s hot, dirty, smelly, overcrowded, and overpriced. On the plus side it’s got Bangla street, which is great if you want to party. The ladyboys there take it to a whole new level, and will leave any red blooded male questioning…